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DrG277
03-07-2005, 03:48 PM
I am captureing video into my computer right now and was woundering what would be better to capture the video in as a avi or a mpg2?

beaker
03-07-2005, 05:06 PM
Probably avi but it depends the codec your card can capture as.

DrG277
03-07-2005, 05:34 PM
I think I would capture it in as full frame uncompressed. The video is about 90mins and i am also worried about it fitting on to a 4.7g data dvd. I am woundering if a MPEG2 file would be better for that reason.

jbo
03-08-2005, 02:24 AM
I think I would capture it in as full frame uncompressed. The video is about 90mins and i am also worried about it fitting on to a 4.7g data dvd. I am woundering if a MPEG2 file would be better for that reason.

i think 90 minutes of uncompressed footage at 720*486 - 30fps (NTSC) would be about 170 gigs. somebody I'm sure will correct me if i'm wrong, but whatever it is, it's not gonna fit on a dvd. I think PAL has the same bitrate seeing as how the lower frame rate and higher resolution balance eachother out, but I could be wrong about that. If you aren't worried about playing it on a dvd player, i'd actually use something other than mpeg2, though you're probably limited by how you can capture.

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